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National Quilt Museum's Pilgrim/Roy Invitational Challenge Quilts
The Pilgrim/Roy Invitational Challenge, named for Gerald E. Roy and the late Paul D. Pilgrim, is an annual quilt challenge sponsored by Hancock's of Paducah.
Promising new and nationally known quilt makers are selected by Gerald E. Roy to participate in the annual challenge. Using the pre-selected fabrics donated by Hancock's of Paducah plus one other fabric and batting by Pellon, quilt makers create unique and engaging wall quilts.
After opening each year at the Annual American Quilter's Society Quilt Show and Contest in Paducah, Kentucky, the quilts travel for one year. Following the exhibit's tour, the quilts are auctioned at the National Quilt Museum's Annual Benefit Auction.